Monkey orchid

An extreme rairity in Britain, the monkey orchid is named for its bizarre flowers, each of which contains a tiny simian figure with flailing arms and legs. I found this one on chalk downland in Kent and with my aperture set to F/8, made several images with identical compositions but different points of focus. I then combined the images using focus stacking software to create this finished result, which has a good depth of field throughout the flower but a diffuse, soft focus background.

F/8, 1/6th second, ISO 100, focus stacked
Accepted: Smethwick (2017) - PSA Ribbon, Western Counties 2018* - Certificate

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Monkey orchid

An extreme rairity in Britain, the monkey orchid is named for its bizarre flowers, each of which contains a tiny simian figure with flailing arms and legs. I found this one on chalk downland in Kent and with my aperture set to F/8, made several images with identical compositions but different points of focus. I then combined the images using focus stacking software to create this finished result, which has a good depth of field throughout the flower but a diffuse, soft focus background.

F/8, 1/6th second, ISO 100, focus stacked
Accepted: Smethwick (2017) - PSA Ribbon, Western Counties 2018* - Certificate

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Item added to cart